PopulationFootnote 1 by Aboriginal mother tongue, Aboriginal language spoken most often at home and Aboriginal language spoken on a regular basis at home, for Canada, provinces and territories

Table Summary

This table presents Aboriginal languages. The column headings are: Aboriginal languages, mother tongue, language spoken most often at home and language spoken on a regular basis at home (but not most often). The rows are the Aboriginal languages and their corresponding data values.

Aboriginal languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home Other language spoken regularly at home
Total - Aboriginal languages 213,485 132,920 80,735
  Algonquian languages 144,015 87,670 56,390
    Algonquin 1,755 530 1,255
    Atikamekw 5,910 5,500 480
    Blackfoot 3,255 1,110 1,930
    Cree languages 83,475 49,810 33,370
      Cree, n.o.s. 83,145 49,660 33,235
      Swampy Cree 80 20 40
      Plains Cree 160 25 60
      Woods Cree 75 95 25
      Cree, n.i.e. 15 5 10
    Malecite 485 145 470
    Mi'kmaq 8,030 4,550 3,215
    Innu/Montagnais 10,965 9,870 1,105
    Naskapi 615 590 50
    Ojibway 19,275 8,260 11,105
    Oji-Cree 10,175 7,265 3,315
    Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 70 40 95
  Michif 645 225 395
  Athapaskan languages 20,700 12,170 7,730
    Carrier 1,525 485 1,020
    Wetsuweten 135 60 110
    Chilcotin 930 535 405
    Dene 11,855 8,320 3,280
    Tlicho (Dogrib) 2,080 1,290 955
    Gwich'in 370 85 180
    North Slavey (Hare) 225 65 140
    South Slavey 525 195 250
    Slavey, n.o.s. 1,595 685 700
    Sarcee 170 80 100
    Beaver 360 185 80
    Sekani 60 5 30
    Kaska (Nahani) 295 45 165
    Tahltan 130 45 115
    Northern Tutchone 210 45 55
    Southern Tutchone 140 45 70
    Tutchone, n.o.s. 10 0 10
    Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 75 10 50
  Haida 75 30 105
  Iroquoian languages 1,040 375 920
    Mohawk 545 240 575
    Cayuga 240 80 175
    Oneida 175 40 115
    Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 85 15 50
  Kutenai 105 15 80
  Salish languages 2,950 555 2,835
    Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 675 160 765
    Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 440 75 320
    Halkomelem 570 95 745
    Lillooet 305 35 280
    Okanagan 360 100 325
    Squamish 70 10 65
    Straits 170 15 90
    Salish languages, n.i.e. 360 70 240
  Siouan languages 4,425 2,700 1,455
    Dakota 1,160 475 510
    Stoney 3,155 2,185 870
    Siouan languages, n.i.e. 110 40 75
  Tlingit 130 15 100
  Tsimshian languages 1,815 475 1,125
    Gitksan 925 300 510
    Nisga'a 615 135 435
    Tsimshian 275 40 180
  Wakashan languages 1,080 190 745
    Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) 320 65 295
    Haisla 165 25 100
    Heiltsuk 95 15 45
    Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 500 80 305
    Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 5
  Inuit languages 35,500 28,085 8,230
    Inuktitut 34,110 27,715 7,310
    Inuinnaqtun 415 130 450
    Inuvialuktun 620 120 295
    Inuit languages, n.i.e. 355 125 175
  Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 1,010 420 620

Note(s):

Footnote 1

Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of an Aboriginal language as well as multiple responses of an Aboriginal language with English and/or French.

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